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No plans for Queen Elizabeth to retire

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  • The abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands sparked some speculation in the British press Tuesday about whether Queen Elizabeth II, at 86, might follow suit and step down so her son Charles could become King.

      The abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands sparked some speculation in the British press Tuesday about whether Queen Elizabeth II, at 86, might follow suit and step down so her son Charles could become King.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

One european queen has announced her retirement. any chance europe's most famous queen -- elizabeth ii of britain -- might join her? not likely, experts say. the spectacle of queen beatrix of the netherlands stepping down in april at age 75 so her 45-year-old son can become king is sparking some speculation in britain about whether elizabeth might follow suit so her eldest son, prince charles, can start his reign.

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